The surprise weakness Hamilton revealed in his Portugal win
Lewis Hamilton produced another excellent overall Formula 1 performance to defeat an in-form Valtteri Bottas in Portugal. But towards the end of race he had a difficult moment, which revealed a surprising weakness in his otherwise bulletproof game
Lewis Hamilton has long been accustomed to making Formula 1 history.
Even before his win in the Portuguese Grand Prix he had, amongst others, the records for most poles, most podiums and most points. But with his triumph at Portimao he now has one of two standout records: the highest all-time win total.
That win has also pulled him so far clear of team-mate and title rival Valtteri Bottas that it seems inevitable (pandemic aberrations notwithstanding) he will triumph in the 2020 championship and join Michael Schumacher at the head of the other standout F1 statistics tally - seven world titles. He could do so as soon as next month's Turkish GP.
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